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[movies]Velvel Pasternak 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Velvel Pasternak was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at his home in New York. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Velvel Pasternak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Cedarhurst, NY, August 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/VelvelPasternak15aug2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Religion and ritual; United States; Velvel Pasternak; sheet music; recrdings
Downloads: 301
[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 711
[movies]Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 936
[movies]Fania Brantsovsky 27July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fania Brantsovsky, former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 27, 2012 at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Fania Brantsovsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wex...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Lithuanian; Avram Sutskever; Dovid Katz; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Communism; Hebrew; Russian; Polish; Jewish Partisan; Fania Brantsovsky; Ilya Ehrenburg
Downloads: 136
[movies]Abraham Lichtenbaum 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Abraham Lichtenbaum, Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (the Argentinian YIVO, Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Buenos Aires, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Abraham was born in Argentina in 1943. His father came from Warsaw to Buenos Aires as an orphan in 1922. His mother came from Odessa with her family in 1907 or 1908...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Latin America; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish teaching; Education; Jewish education; Literature; Books; Urban; Transmission; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Klezmer; Newspapers; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Argentina; Buenos Aires; Vilnius; Vilne; Vilna; Lithuania; Slutzk; Belarus; Peretz; Shmuel Rozhansky; Shmuel Zessler; Dov Sadan; Khone Shmeruk; Chone Shmeruk; Dov Noy; Adolf Eichmann; Maurycy Minkowski; Baron Maurice de Hirsch; Baron Maurice von Hirsch; Baron Hirsch; YIVO; IWO; Yiddish Scientific Institute; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut; Idisher Visnshaftlejer Institut; Bund; Peretz school; Bund school; Argentinian Cultural Congress; Cultural Congress; Jewish Community Center; AMIA; AMIA Bombing; Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association; 1900s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2010s; Bund; anti-Semitism; socialism; anarchism; colonization; cooperatives; co-operatives; High Holy Days; printing; printer; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; grandmother
Downloads: 154
[movies]Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
Downloads: 78
[movies]Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath 16Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Yiddish poet and daughter of linguist Mordkhe Schaechter, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. The interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Pesakh; Passover; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Love; Relationships; Other languages; New York City; Bronx; New York; Mordkhe Schaechter; Camp Hemshekh; Yugntruf; Yidish lerer-seminar; Sholem Aleichem shule; Algemeyne mitl-shul; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yiddishism; Yidish-Vokh; Pripetshik; Bainbridge Avenue; Tamil; Y.L. Peretz; Malka Heifetz Tussm
Downloads: 31
[movies]Jack Wolofsky 22Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Jack Wolofsky, Co-founder of KlezKanada, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 22, 2013 at KlezKanada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Jack Wolofsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, KlezKanada, August 22, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Poetry; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Canada; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Montreal; Canada; KlezKanada; Keneder Adler; Canadian Eagle; Yiddish in the Park; 1930s; 1940s; 1990s; 2000s; klezmer revival; parenting
Downloads: 25
[movies]Jacob Schlitt 12dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jacob Schlitt grew up in New York City and speaks about being raised by his mother, who both gave him a Yiddish education and an understanding of the importance of being aware of social injustices. He fondly remembers his childhood, from learning the Four Questions (Fir Kashes) in Yiddish to winning a watch in Hebrew school after collecting the highest amount of donations for the JNF. Schlitt also discusses his life's work in labor and civil rights...
Keywords: bronx; new york city; public schools; arbetn shule; hebrew school; JNF; menorah; summer camps; socialist; socialism; civil rights; labor union; labor rights; radio; army; JLC; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project; jewish labor committee; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish revival and activism; career and professional life; education; jewish holidays; united states; politics and political movements
Downloads: 60
[movies]Shimon Alperovitch 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Shimon Alperowitch z"l, head of the Jewish community in Vilna (Vilnius) and Lithuania, was interviewed by oral historian Christa Whitney, in Vilna, on 31/7/2012. The shrayber is Sara Davolt. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Shimon Alperowitch was born in Vilna (Vilnius) in 1928, during the Polish occupation of Lita. His mother came from a prominent Jewish family in Lita (Lithuania) called Strashun...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Other languages; Eastern Europe; Jewish education; Holocaust; Jewish Identity; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Theater; Literature; Jewish community; World War Two; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Synagogue; shul; temple; Shimon Alperovitch; Lithuania; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Kovno; Lithuanian; Polish; Russian; Strashun Library; Yiddish Folks Theater; Lithuania Culture Congress; Sholem Aleichem School; Sholem Aleichem; Chaim Grade; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Lithuanian Jewish Community
Downloads: 92
[movies]David Epstein 15Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Epstein, Yidish-Vokh 2013 participant, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 15, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. The Interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Epstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown, Maryland, August 15,...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Soviet Union; Latin America; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Love; Relationships; Travel; San Antonio; Texas; Marijampolė; Lithuania; Warsaw; Bialystok; Poland; Mexico
Downloads: 28
[movies]Arnold Richards 1July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Arnold Richards was interviewed by Sara Israel on June 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arnold was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he was a student in a Workmen's Circle shule. He was heavily involved with the Yiddish revival in New York City through his work with YIVO and various Yiddish film festivals. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Arnold Richards Oral History Interview, inter...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Film; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Education; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Jewish community; Arnold Richards; YIVO; Society for the Advancement of Judaism
Downloads: 20
[movies]Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett 7May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 7, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Warsaw, Poland, May 7, 2013/ Video recording: https://archive.org/details/BarbaraKirshenblattGimblett7May2013YiddishBookCenter ([d...
Keywords: Toronto; Canada; New York City; Warsaw; Poland; Museum of the History of Polish Jews; New York University; YIVO; 1990s; 2000s; museum studies; Advice; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Itzik Gottesman 23Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Itzik Gottesman - folklorist and associate editor at the Forverts - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 23, 2013 at KlezKanada. The interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Itzik Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, KlezKanada, August 23, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Press; Newspapers; Books; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish professions; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Sukkos; Sukkot; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Love; Relationships; Theater; Advice; Education; Purim; Bronx; New York City; New York; Bambrdge Avenue; Mordekhe Schaechter; Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; YIVO; Forverts; University of Texas; Austin; Camp Boiberik; Sholem Aleichem; shule; Sholem Aleichem Cultural Cen
Downloads: 22
[movies]Israel Zamir 1November2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Israel Zamir, son of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 1, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Israel Zamir Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 1, 2013...
Keywords: Israel Zamir; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 130
[movies]Dan Opatoshu 12March2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Yosef Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-storyTo cite this interview: Dan Opatoshu Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, 12 March 2014...
Keywords: Dan Opatoshu; Yosef Opatoshu; Joseph Opatoshu; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; America; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots; heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Travel; Love; Relationships; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Peretz Markish; Croton Falls; New York; Mlawa; Mława; Poland; Marc Chagall; David Opatoshu; Isaac Bashevis Singer; En Poylisher Velde; In Polish Woods; Der Tog; H. Leivick; communism; Nancy; France; Molly Picon; Shmuel Niger; Adela Opatoshu; art; judaica; Malava; Warsaw; Bronx; Night of the Murdered Poets; Stalin; Sholem Asch; comics; A Day in Regensburg; Fania Glanz; Glanz-Leyeles; YIVO; hasidic; Romance of a Horsetheif; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1890s; translation
Downloads: 28
[movies]Naftali Ejdelman 15Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Naftali Ejdelman, Yidish-Vokh 2013 participant, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 15, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. The interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Naftali Ejdelman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown, Maryland, Augu...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Theater; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Poland; Czernowitz; Romania; Ukraine; New York City; Riverdale; New York; Mordkhe Schaechter; Yiddish Farm; Yugntruf; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yiddishism; territorialism; Hasidism; farm; farming
Downloads: 23
[movies]Isabel Belarsky 4Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Isabel Belarky, daughter of singer Sidor Belarsky, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on April 8, 2011 in Brighton Beach, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Isabel Belarsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York, NY, April 8, 2011...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Shtetl; Jewish community; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Isabel Belarsky; Sidor Belarsky; Brigham Young University; Mormons; Utah; opera; Ukraine; Russia; Leningrad; Odessa; pogrom; Washington Heights; Arturo Toscanini; Cantorial music; Cafe Royal; Hebrew Actors' Union; Kryzhopol; ybc; nybc; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish culture
Downloads: 12
[movies]Linda Gritz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Linda Gritz, medical writer, grew up in the Bronx. Her father was born in a town outside of Warsaw, and came to the U.S. at age 10, just two years before the Nazi invasion. He became an American immediately, learning English within three months and rebelling from his orthodox family by refusing to be bar mitzvah-ed, and making the switch from soccer to stickball. Her mother was born in New York, though her parents were from Lodz...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; New York City; Boston; Somerville; MA; Chana Mlotek; Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle); Kinderring summer camp; Kinderland; Yidish-vokh; Klezkamp; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 114
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 48
[movies]Benzion Miller 13June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Benzion Miller, world-renowned Hassidic cantor and collector and composer of nigunim (wordless melodies), was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Borough Park, New York on June 6, 2012. Parts of this interview are in Yiddish. Benzion was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. He was raised in a musical family - his father was also a cantor - in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. He recalls listening to WEVD Yiddish radio with his parents and discusses his memories of the Brownsville ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Radio; Moyshe Koussevitzky; Shmuel Tovsky; Hershl Fox; WEVD radio station; Bobever hasidism; Vishnitz hasidism; cantorial music; nigunim; khazones; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 82
[movies]Kamil Kijek 30Apr2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Kamil Kijek was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 30, 2013 at Wroclaw University, Poland.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Kamil Kijek Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw University, Poland, April 30, 3013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/KamilKijek30Apr2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Keywords: Kamil Kijek; Wroclaw; Poland; England; Joint Distribution Committee; Museum of the History of Jews in Poland; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Assimilation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 43
[movies]Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
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[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin - temple administrator and WWII veteran - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Annie Kaufman 15March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Annie Kaufman, patternmaker and staff member at Yugntruf, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on March 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Annie Kaufman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 15, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Summer camp; Rural; Education; Russia; Travel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; United States; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Urban; Annie Kaufman; Anye Koyfmensh; Camp Kinderland; Amherst MA; New Hampshire; Phillips Exeter Academy; University of Wisconsin Madison; St. Petersburg; YIVO Summer Program; Russian; Hindi; Fashion; Baltimore; Yugntruf; Yiddishist; Yiddish Farm; Anti-Zionism; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s
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[movies]Edward and Phyllis Katz 26May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Edward Katz - brother of Yiddish writer Menke Katz - and his wife, Phyllis, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 26, 2013 in Riverdale, NY. This interview is in both Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edward & Phyllis Katz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Riverdale, NY, May 26, ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Music; Literature; Poetry; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Pesakh; Passover; United States; Transmission; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Passaic; New Jersey; Riverdale; New York; Menke Katz; Dovid Katz
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[movies]Itay Zutra 18Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Itay Zutra, the I. L. Peretz Folk School Yiddish Teaching Fellow at the University of Manitoba, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2012 at AJS 2012 in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Itay Zutra Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, AJS 2012 Chicago, December 18, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Canada; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Travel; Itay Zutra; New York; Israel; Winnipeg; David Roskies; Hanan Bordin; Jewish Theological Seminary; YIVO; Hebrew University; Inzikhisth; Inzikh
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[movies]Thelma Fixler 8Oct2013 Yiddish BookCenter - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Thelma Fixler was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 8, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Thelma Fixler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Massachusetts, October 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Ken Binyomen Moss 6June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ken Binyomen Moss, Director of the Jewish Studies Program and Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Ken grew up in New Jersey and was introduced to Yiddish through his Jewish Studies classes in college. He spent three summers at YIVO's summer intensive program in New York with famous Yiddishist Mordkhe Schaechter...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Yiddish scene; Books; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish education; Urban; Ken Binyomen Moss; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; California; Baltimore; New Jersey; New York City; Israel; Mordkhe Schaechter; I.L. Peretz; Johns Hopkins University; Davke; 1990s; 2000s; Conservative; Schaechter School; Avrom Novershtern; Pripetshik; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Joshua Fishman; Gella Fishman; Anne Eakin Moss
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[movies]Rivka Augenfeld 11July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rivka Augenfeld, native Yiddish speaker and active member of the Montreal Jewish community, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 11, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rivka Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July, 11, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Politics and political movements; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Rivka Augenfeld; unions; Bund; Holocaust; immigration; childhood; poetry; literature; translation; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Lithuania; Avrom Sutzkever; partisans; education; Chaim-Leib Fox; Khayim-Leyb Fuchs; Montreal; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Warsaw; Poland; Litvak; Varshe; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish accents; FPO; Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye; United Partisans Organization; Real Gymnazie; Leon Trotsky; hasidism; Isaac Deutscher; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Russia; Kovne; ghetto; Great Depression; Vilne Ghetto; Chiune Sugihara; Soviet; Palestine; Austria; Gratz; zionism; Israel; 1970s; library; theatre; DP camp; Displaced Persons camp; 1950s; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Camp Hemshekh; summer camps; Shmerke Kaczerginski; Arbeter Ring; Avrom Reyzen; Rochel Korn; Meylekh Ravitch
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[movies]Rachel Rojanski 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rachel Rojanski, Adjunct Associate Professor of Judaic Studies Judaic Studies at Brown University was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Rojanski begins the interview by sharing her family background. Her mother, from Kaunas (then the capital of Lithuania), grew up in a Yiddish and Russian speaking home before coming to Palestine in 1936, as a student of the Hebrew university...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rachel Rojanski; Association for Jewish Studies Conference; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism
Downloads: 45
[movies]Christa Whitney 12oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
The interview was lovely. First Christa talked about where she grew up in the Bay Area in California and then she talked about her family background. She talked about being raised in a half-Catholic, half-atheist home and about her mother's Lithuanian and Irish heritage. She talked about going to Church as a young child but then eventually sort of drifting from religion as she no longer felt like a believer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Dance; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Travel; Smith College; Justin Cammy; oral history
Downloads: 195
[movies]David Schorr 30May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Schorr, retired forensic engineer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on May 30, 2013 in Amherst, MA. David was born in Philadelphia on April 6, 1931. He is married with four children & eight grandchildren. He has lived in Philadelphia all his life, and now resides in Florida five months a year. He considers himself a self-educated Jew. He studied for his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Drexel University...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family History and stories, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional life, Education, Religion and Ritual, Family traditions, Jewish Holidays, Israel, Yiddish Book Center, Transmission, Jewish community, Travel Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional Life, Education, Religion and ritual, Family traditions, Jewish holidays, Israel, Transmission, Yiddish Book Center, Jewish community, Travel, Philadelphia, PA, Florida, Gratz College, Beth Chiam Religious school, Florida Atlantic University, 1930s-present, reform orthodox
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[movies]Penina Glazer 16june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Penina Glazer, long-time board member at the Yiddish Book Center and professor emerita of History at Hampshire College, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Penina begins by speaking about her family's life in Eastern Europe and their journey to the United States. Her mother, from Belarus, was the daughter of a shoykhet (kosher butcher)...
Keywords: Brooklyn; Zionism; 1930s; Depression; Aliyah; Farms; Kibbutz; Co-op; New Jersey; New Deal; Homesteads; shokhet; yiddishkeit; Hampshire College; women in Academia; Northampton; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 164
[movies]Robert Wahler 07Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Robert Wahler was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 7, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Robert Wahler begins his interview by going over his family history. Beginning with his maternal relatives, Robert narrates how his great-grandfather came to the United States in the late 1800s from Russia. His maternal great-grandparents settled in Boston with their six children. Robert’s paternal grandfather was very wealthy Czech man...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; United States; Jewish community; Robert Waher; AZA
Downloads: 57
[movies]Michał Moniuszko 4May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Michał Moniuszko was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 4. 2013 in Sejny, Poland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Michał Moniuszko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Sejny, Poland, May 4, 2013. Video recording: http://archive.org/details/MichalMoniuszko4May2013YiddishBookCenter
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Rural; Shtetl; Michal Moniuszko; Sejny; Poland
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[movies]Zachary Baker 10January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Zachary Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at Stanford University. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Zachary Baker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Stanford University, January 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Zachary Baker; Montreal; Palo Alto CA; Sholem Aleichem; Stanford University; YIVO; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Communism; Nazi Propaganda; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 162
[movies]Miriam Forman 30Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Miriam Forman, daughter of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 30, 2013 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Forman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, October 30, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Russia; song; singing; Jewish holidays; Food; culinary traditions; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Hebrew; Other languages; Israel; Zionism; Books; Newspapers; Literature; Yiddish learning; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Rosh Hashanah; New York City; Solomon Simon
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[movies]Jean Baumgarten 2December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Professor Jean Baumgarten is the Director of Research at Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, France. This interview took place at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2010. Professor Baumgartenâs family traces its origins back to the Alsace region; he comes from a family of horse dealers and leather merchants. His family came to Paris in the 19th Century...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Alsace; Paris; France; Medem Library; Bodleian Library; Oxford University; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; Alexander Jansky; Leon Poliakov; Jacob Mazor; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 120
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 94
[movies]Marc Caplan 20December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Marc Caplan- Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 20, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Marc Caplan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral Hi...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; United States; Education; Literature; Books; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Other languages; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Western Europe; Transmission; Jewish community; Love; Relationships; Marc Caplan; Louisiana; American South; Civil War; Benjamin Harshav; Yale University; New Year's Eve; Cochon de lait; New York City; African Literature; Johns Hopkins University; Mordkhe Schaechter; Beatrice Brukhe Caplan; Ken Binyomen Moss; Afn Shvel; Sheva Zucker; Zachary Sholem Berger; London; England; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin, master teacher at the Workmen's Circle, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 25, 2011 at KlezKanada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kolya spent the first thirty years of his life in Birobidzhan, a Jewish Autonomous region in Siberia created as a result of Stalin's nationality policy. Jews in this region were free to pursue secular Yiddish culture, thereby retaining some aspects of Jewish culture without challenging the Soviet Union's official policies of n...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Education; Rosh Hashanah; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Literature; Advice; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Books; Career and Professional Life; United States; Nikolai Kolye Borodulin; YIVO; KlezKanada; Birobidzhan; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Crimea; Ukraine; Itche Goldberg; Miriam Dorn; City College of New York; Yiddishist; German; Communism; Lenin
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[movies]Yankl Garelik 24Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Yankl Garelik, Belarus-born printer now residing in Denver, Colorado, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yankl Garelik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Soviet Union; Anti-Semitism; Immigration; Migration; United States; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Love; Relationships; Jewish Identity; Yiddish speaker; Coming back to Yiddish; Transmission; Advice; Klezmer; Eastern Europe; Yankl Garelik; Rechitza; Belarus; Minsk; Denver; Colorado; Italy; Yidish-vokh
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[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking n...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 103
[movies]Anne Eakin Moss 18Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Anne Eakin Moss - Yiddishist and Russian Literature Professor - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anne Eakin Moss Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Transmission; Jewish community; Love; Relationships; Klezmer; Childhood; Anne Eakin Moss; Baltimore; Maryland; Yugntruf; Yidish-Vokh; Stanford University; Baltimore Pripetshik; Conversion; Parenting; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Klezmatics; Gele Shveyd Fishman; Ken Binyomen Moss; Gardening
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[movies]Sarah Gordon 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sarah Gordon is the lead singer of rock Yiddish band Yiddish Princess. Daughter of renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, she grew up steeped in the Yiddish world of New York City. Sarah has performed and recorded with many of today's leading Klezmer bands, and also writes original Yiddish poetry. Sarah begins her interview detailing her family’s history. She explains that all four of her grandparents lived in Chicago, which was where her parents met, though her mother grew up near Berkley, ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Scholarship; Israel; United States; Music; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Bina Veinreich; Klezmer; Yiddish Princess; Jacob Glatstein; Itzik Manger; Adrienne Cooper; Yiddish Princess; KlezKamp; KlezKanada; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 96
[movies]Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Elaine; Trehub; Boston; Cambridge MA; Mattapan MA; Holyoke MA; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1940s; 1950s; Zaslav; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Blue Hill Avenue; Needham MA; Dedham MA; Radcliffe College; Mount Holyoke College; Simmons College; 1930s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 38
[movies]David Werdyger 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Werdyger, Hasidic khazn (cantor) and solo singer, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 2012. This interview is partially in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Werdyger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, July 3, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Music; Jewish professions; Transmission; Eastern Europe; Childhood; Rosh Hashanah; Career and Professional Life; Brooklyn; Hasidism; David Werdyger; Khazn; Cantor; Boro Park; Brooklyn; New York; Poland; Krakow; Ger; Yankel Talmud
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